British humor! Hugh GrantHe made his debut at San Diego Comic Con to discuss his role in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves — and had a lot of fun with some cheeky innuendos.
“Well, I was a Dungeon Master,” Grant, 61, said during a group interview with Entertainment Weekly on Thursday, July 21, referencing the player who leads the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. “But it was more S&M and less D&D. It’s the English version.”
Costar was asked later in day by a panel moderater if he was interested in the role playing game prior to accepting a role in the film. Michelle Rodriguez quipped, “You mixed it up with S&M,” before Grant replied, “She’s not wrong.”
The Notting Hill star continued, “I’ve been an enthusiastic Dungeon Master for some years now. That’s a British pastime, [a]National sport almost. I believe that’s why [Francis Daley] [Jonathan Goldstien] thought of me for this, my reputation.”
Grant joined the cast for the comedy adventure in March 2021 and signed on to play the role of Forge Fletcher. When asked why he joined the project, Grant replied that he didn’t know.Love, Actually star revealed that he is “notoriously negative” about scripts but “to my astonishment, I was sent a thing that really made me laugh,” comparing the campy action adventure to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, per The Hollywood Reporter, who covered the film’s panel on Thursday.
Rodriguez, 44 is also in the film. Sophia Lillis, Chris Pine René-Jean Page, is based on the cult classic Hasbro tabletop fantasy game that first launched in 1974, and follows “a charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people,” per the official plot summary from Paramount Pictures.
Grant, despite his reputation for being a top leader man, is no stranger in NSFW scandals. In 1995, the Bridget Jones’s DiaryStar was arrested in Hollywood for soliciting the services of sex workers Divine Brown. The actor pleaded guilty to a misdemeanorlewd conduct charge, and was sentenced for two years probation. Grant was currently dating an actress. Elizabeth Hurley for over eight years. In 2000, the couple called it quits.
The Oxford College alum then tied the knot with Anna EberstienOctober 2018. The couple welcomed John in December 2012, and two daughters in December 2015, and March 2018. Grant also shares Tabitha, 10 and Felix, 9 with ex Tinglan Hong. But, before his nuptials to the Swedish TV producer, Two Weeks NoticeStar was open and honest about his dislike of matrimony.
“Do I think human beings are meant to be in 40-year-long monogamous, faithful relationships? No, no, no,” he told Howard SternDuring an interview in 2016. “Whoever said they were? Only the Bible, or something. That was not a good idea. I think there’s something unromantic about marriage. You’re closing yourself off.”